Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 19, 2020 
This Week's Program: May 21, 2021

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Please join us in person at:
Central Bank 
8401 NW 45 Highway, Parkville, MO 64152
Topic: Geeks for Kids   
Geeks for Kids strives to change the way kids with movement limitations experience their world by building custom, electric cars for each child. We give our kids a chance to move about and explore freely - not experience life as passive observers from strollers or wheelchairs. Plus, we want to make these kids feel "cool" with a hot rod that excites and engages their peers and encourages them to play together. "Research shows kids' interaction with [these rideable] cars helps advance developmental, physical, social, language, and cognitive skills," reports Sam Logan, assistant professor at Oregon State University's College of Public Health and Human Sciences. 

For more information about Geeks for Kids:
About Rebecca Kidwell
Rebecca is one of the founders of LEARN, the parent organization of Geeks for Kids.  Though she runs a software development agency by day, in the evenings and on weekends she has been teaching STEM to up to 10,000 kids each year for the last 17 years.  Geeks for Kids and its daughter program, Invent for Good, are 2 of her favorite STEM initiatives.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary has been meeting virtually since mid-March 2020 due to the pandemic.  Our club will continue to meet virtually until the Parkville Rotary Board determines it is again safe for our members and guests to meet in-person.

I would like to invite you to spend Saturday Evening, May 22nd, with me and many of your fellow Rotarian's at the virtual Foundation Celebration via Zoom. 
Each Rotarian – whether participating singly or in a group setting – is encouraged to register for the event via Club Runner to enjoy full participation in the evening’s raffles, drawings and silent-auction bidding. 
Admission to the Foundation Celebration is free!  However, recognizing the enormous and vital role the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund-SHARE plays in the life of Rotary and in the District, an optional, minimum donation of $25.00 per person is suggested.  
Registration is open. You can register by clicking the link below. Please have your RI member number available as you will need it to complete the registration. If your spouse/partner or guest will be attending, please input 0000 as the member number when it ask for their RI member number.
Note: For your security, Rotary does not share your credit card information with any other party. With that in mind, a separate registration and credit card input will be required to participate in raffle prizes, the Silent Auction, and other donations to the Foundation. Details will be coming soon. 
I hope you will join me on Saturday, May 22nd.  The fun begins at 6:30 pm
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -- across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Don Gladhart
District 6040 Governor 2020-21

For more information or questions contact:
Johnah Terbovic
Upcoming Programs
May 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 18, 2021 12:00 PM
IN-PERSON Weekly Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Comfort
May 30
Join Date
Mark Comfort
May 1, 1992
29 years
Joe Carroll
May 16, 2002
19 years
Rick Williams
May 20, 2010
11 years
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